Coronavirus Update

Corona update

The current global pandemic is having an impact on all our lives. Whilst it is an incredibly serious situation, some of us will be better prepared to cope with the new challenges than others.

At Open Door North East we are supporting vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees, many who are struggling to cope at this time. So many organisations and agencies are unable to provide face to face help and are providing telephone only assistance. When English is not your first language, getting the help you need becomes even harder. Plus, there are many asylum seekers living in destitution, with no recourse to public funds, who rely on the help of charities like ours.

The main ways we are helping people are:

Housing - We are housing a number of new destitute asylum seekers who have had no home. This is costing us around £100 a week for each person.

Support - We continue to support, encourage and assist people to get the help they need, primarily over the phone.

Essentials - We are giving out subsistence payments of £30 a week each as well as essential items to destitute asylum seekers who are not allowed to access public funds (with no right to work or receive benefits).


Can you help us to help people in Teesside in great need right now?

You can give a donation today to this work. Your gift will make a difference and will be directly used to help us deliver the three areas above (Housing, Support, Essentials).

Ways to donate:

You can give through these ways:

1. Online - At our Virgin Money giving page

2. Through your Bank - using the details below:

Account Name: Open Door (North East)
Account: 70333964
Sort Code: 20-56-78

 please make the bank reference 'Covid2020'

3. By Cheque

Please make cheques payable to 'Open Door North East' and post it to our offices (Open Door NE, Melbourne House, Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS15QH)

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